Random thoughts on a winter January morning:


Now if you have snow where you are all the time. I get it. That sentence is no big deal.


It never snows. We have the sleds ready.

2. I just got the cutest sweater from Wal-mart. It’s embroidered with FRI-YAY and it’s super affordable. You can see it here.

3. Has anyone watched Ted Lasso on Apple TV? We just started it and it’s about a football coach from America who coaches a soccer team in England.

4. It was an amazing week on the blog. We made the cutest Valentine’s Day craft with a video and decorated with blue and white and I shared the most amazing thing that I got for Christmas.

5. And have you seen the return of the banana clip.

Yes. I said it.

The banana clip. I have no words.

And now?

Let’s see all the INCREDIBLE things I found for us from around the web.

Here are simple tips on how to turn your Christmas decor into winter decor.

With some amazing cozy pictures.

See all the tips here.

I’ve always wanted to start a cutting garden.

It all begins with the seeds.

Here’s a seed selection from one of my favorite gardeners.

And if you are looking for a yummy pie?

This recipe looks delicious.

Buttermilk pie I’m looking at you.

And this room just looks so cozy.

Those built-ins.


See the entire room here.


And in random news:

I’m going to follow along with this project

These common furniture arranging mistakes

2021 design trends

These self-discovery books

This easy Valentine’s Day DIY

These lights and table setting

This amazing home planner

I am all about this style

So much inspiration

This cute house

These organization tips

And I haven’t watched this yet.

But I’m going to. It might even inspire me to cook more.

And one more for the road

This is a five-minute craft designed to make your decor cozier.

You can make these sweater vases here.

Happy random Saturday to you

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  1. Image for Nancy Sharp Nancy Sharp

    I always enjoy your Thistlekeeping Post. You find the greatest from the week. There are so many influencers on email and Instagram that I get a little overwhelmed. Enjoy the snow. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Image for Marion Marion

    Your photo shoot pictures are great! Love the one you chose "fluffing the pillow". Congrats on all your hard work these months, you look great, Karianne! Happy New Year!

  3. Image for Kris Kris

    Happy snow day! We are way "under budget" for snow here in west Michigan but the winter isn't over yet. We do have enough to sport a lovely snow couple in our back yard, which makes me smile every time I look out the window. Thanks again for another fun lineup. I think you should tell us more about your first picture. Love the trees you have pictured there.

  4. Image for Teddee Grace Teddee Grace

    You are looking so great! And, as always, I've enjoyed so many of today's links. Thanks for doing the work and introducing us to new sites and ideas. I'm all in on the opinions in 2021 design trends and the English style photos!

  5. Image for Kim | Shiplap and Shells Kim | Shiplap and Shells

    I hope you have a fabulous snow day! Loved your pictures from the photo shoot! I can't thank you enough for featuring my flower seed post KariAnne. It's so fun to click on here in the morning and see a picture of my garden. Have a wonderful week ahead.

  6. Image for Juliet Juliet

    Snow Day! Fun! We donโ€™t have snow days but Iโ€™m going to pretend we are so I can cozy up on the sofa in front of the fire and devour all these wonderful posts. Itโ€™s gonna be a good day! xo

  7. Image for Courtney Courtney

    Hi sweet friend, Number 1- you look so BEAUTIFUL! I am so proud of you!! Number 2- We Need to catch up ASAP! Number 3- Thank you so much for the sweet shout out!! You are the best! xo

  8. Image for Linda Linda

    I always love to see what you have come up for us to see on Saturday. I love looking at them. Where can we find the banana flips ? I love them ! Thanks

  9. Image for Tina Tina

    We absolutely loved Ted Lasso! It was such a nice escape from the world! It also gave me hope about people ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  10. Image for Teresa Gonzales Teresa Gonzales

    Love the weekly wrap-up. I had Joanna's cooking show on at the same time as I was reading the wrap-up :) It is so calming. I'm ready to make the Lebanese meal. Yum. Enjoy your weekend.

  11. Image for Birty HARRISON Birty HARRISON

    I just absolutely luv everything u do ๐Ÿ˜Š, keeps me in Awe!!!enjoy the snow I'm waiting as well from North Dallas .

  12. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    Great keeps, KA. And I agree about the Buttermilk Pie. I bed it's so good. Never even heard of it before. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

  13. Image for Amy Amy

    Oh my oh my!! I love flower gardening and fill my warmer-than-40-degree days with it! Thank you for introducing us to Kim and her blog. Growing flowers has always been a favorite pastime of mine since I was little and helped my mom do it, but either she or craving a simpler lifestyle has made me devour it the past few years. My big dream is a greenhouse, but I have to decide to either take a family vacation (first in five years) or get a greenhouse. Guess the kids could put on their bathing suits and sit in my new, hot greenhouse and call it a vacation. They'll be fine, right? Also, curious question...you showed us that beautiful image with the "built-ins" flanking the fireplace. As far as I can tell, though, they look like separate shelves. Do built-ins have to be truly built in to be called that?? I've wondered it before so seems like a good time to ask.

  14. Image for CoCo CoCo

    Thank you so much for sharing our self-discovery books, I really appreciate it! I know you've been on a self-discovery journey of your own and while it's not always easy the effort is definitely worth it. You look amazing! Big hugs and thank you for all you do, CoCo

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